News Leigh Whannell Attached to Write ‘Escape From New York’ Remake for Fox Published 1 year ago on February 2, 2019 By Nick Bond Share Tweet Snake Plissken is set for a big screen return in a brand new Escape From New York movie from fox, which will retain elements of the original cult classic action thriller. According to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter, Leigh Whannell will write the script for the upcoming remake. Sources say that while there is no deal for him to direct, the door is open for that possibility. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing the project. Horror master John Carpenter is on board as executive producer. As recently reported by THR: “One of Whannell’s goals is to avoid the bloated tentpole remake path that afflicted the reboots of other 1980s-era movies such as Robocop and Total Recall” Stay tuned to Dark Universe for more on this project as it happens. Related Topics:FoxFrom New York' RemakeJohn CarpenterLeigh Whannell Up Next Breaking: Jason Blum Confirms Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel is in Development! Don't Miss Scream Factory Shares Special Feature Details for ‘The Craft’ Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray Advertisement You may like ‘Halloween Kills’ Trailer Arriving in June? Possible World Premiere at TIFF This September Original Station Wagon from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ to Appear at Flashback Weekend Chicago Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ Scores R-Rating for Strong Bloody Violence Prime 1 Studio Unveils 42 Inch Statue of Michael Myers from John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Check Out Original ‘Halloween’ Star Sandy Johnson’s Instagram, Dedicated to Michael Myers [Gallery] Own HCG’s Exclusive Michael Myers Life-Size Bust This October Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Editorials1 day ago Today’s Terrific Era of Television Horror on Popular Streaming Services Podcast Episodes2 days ago [The Haunted Heart Podcast] Netflix and Kill: Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ Discussion Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago Studiocanal Releasing ‘Color Out of Space’ on Blu-Ray in the UK This Monday News4 days ago The Haunted Heart Podcast Joins the Dark Universe: Horror Database Podcast Network News4 days ago Dark Universe: Horror Database Podcast Network Has Officially Launched! News4 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News1 week ago Jason Blum Says the Trailer for ‘Halloween Kills’ is Coming Soon and Looking Really Good Blu-Ray & DVD2 weeks ago Director Adam Marcus Says ‘Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday’ is Getting First True Unrated Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago Nick Castle Bravely Leaves Home to Record ADR Breathing Sounds for ‘Halloween Kills’ News3 weeks ago Art the Clown Walks the Grimy Back Alleys of New York City in Latest ‘Terrifier 2’ Set Images News1 week ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News4 weeks ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News1 month ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times News1 month ago Poster and Teaser Trailer Arrives for Director Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Reboot Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!